Fat Leonard: Criminal Responsible for US Navy Corruption Scandal Arrested in Venezuela

This Wednesday, September 21, the Venezuelan authorities arrested Leonard Glenn Francis at the Maiquetía International Airport. Glenn Francis, also known as “Fat Leonard,” was responsible for orchestrating a notorious corruption plot within the United States Navy.

Criminal Responsible for US Navy Corruption Scandal Arrested in Venezuela

Previously:

‘Fat Leonard’ on the lam: the Navy scandal you never hear about

Russia Confounds the West by Recapturing Its Oil Riches + Yellen discusses Russia oil price cap as Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi visits US

Moscow is raking in more revenue than ever with the help of new buyers, new traders and the world’s seemingly insatiable demand for crude

Russia Confounds the West by Recapturing Its Oil Riches

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US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned that a failure to place a price cap on Russian oil would hurt the global economy.

Yellen discusses Russia oil price cap as Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi visits US

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US discourages Dennis Rodman from going to Russia to help Brittney Griner; he now says he’s not going

The U.S. government on Monday strongly discouraged former NBA player Dennis Rodman from traveling to Russia to help secure the release of detained WNBA star Brittney Griner — a trip that Rodman himself now maintains isn’t in the offing.

US discourages Dennis Rodman from going to Russia to help Brittney Griner; he now says he’s not going

H/T: Emil Cosman

Previously:

Dennis Rodman Planning Trip to Russia to Seek Brittney Griner Release: ‘I Know Putin Too Well’

US congressional delegation arrives in Taiwan

US congressional delegation arrives in Taiwan

As Markey’s delegation arrived in Taipei, Chinese fighter jets, bombers and airborne early warning aircraft departed for Thailand for joint exercises with the Royal Thai Air Force.

Meanwhile, the US is holding joint exercises in Indonesia with the Australian, Japanese, and Singaporean forces, while the Pentagon announced last week that the US Navy will conduct “air and maritime transits” through the Taiwan Strait in the coming weeks, while the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group will remain stationed in the region.

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As US lawmakers make more provocative visits, China’s determination to solve Taiwan question sooner rather than later also rises

Several US lawmakers made a visit to the island of Taiwan via US military aircraft on Sunday. This is new provocation. On the same day, it’s revealed by the Taiwan side that China’s PLA sent 22 military aircraft and six warships for combat readiness security patrols in the Taiwan Straits and some of them crossed the so-called median line, which the mainland doesn’t recognize.

Pelosi expected to visit Taiwan, Taiwanese and US officials say and Could Get Us All Killed!

Nancy Pelosi Taiwan Visit Could Get Us All Killed

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Pelosi expected to visit Taiwan, Taiwanese and US officials say

Officials also believe the Chinese leadership doesn’t completely grasp the political dynamics in the United States*, leading to a misunderstanding over the significance of Pelosi’s potential visit. The officials say China may be confusing Pelosi’s visit with an official administration visit, since she and Biden are both Democrats. Administration officials are concerned that China doesn’t separate Pelosi from Biden much, if at all.

The ‘eccentric, bigoted’ Pelosi does not care about others’ thoughts, but Biden is the key in the 82-year-old’s planned Taiwan trip

Pelosi is in the presidential line of succession, thus the administration takes extra care of her security when she travels overseas, the White House said on Tuesday, according to CNN.

They’re well aware that Pelosi is the second in line of Presidential succession!